HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1866W
Mr. Martin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has yet been able to investigate the question of relieving distress arising from air-raids and the delay or inadequacy of the grants; and what hopes he can hold out of establishing the system on a more satisfactory basis?

Sir K. Wood

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 5th November to the hon. Member for North Lambeth (Mr. G. Strauss). As I then stated, I am ready to investigate any particular cases where grants are considered by hon. Members to have been inadequate or to have been unduly delayed, but I cannot accept the view that the scheme for grants in respect of essential furniture and clothing is being inadequately administered.